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escalating violence in eastern ukraine kiev relaunches its crackdown on defiant regions after ending a ten day truce will find out what's driving some women to join anti-government forces. in the killings of three teenagers abducted in the west bank while the death of an eighteen year old palestinian boy shot by troops during a night raid draws little attention. on the leader of jihadi militant group isis urges all muslims to come to iraq and syria to help secure islamic state.
whether it's nice to have you company you're watching r.t. international and we start with eastern ukraine and government forces in the self-proclaimed yet people's republic say they want to negotiate a new ceasefire this after kiev ended the truce on monday stepping up the assault in the restive region at least four civilians were killed in residential areas came under fire despite president poroshenko pledging not to target them or his security camera footage from the city of severe than yes in the defiantly against region it apparently shows an explosion caused by a mortar in a residential area the army shelling continued overnight in the neighboring than yet screeching. these are the pictures from the cities for venzke which has seen some of the most severe damage a russian woman was reportedly killed there in the latest attack on monday
a more pictures a ruin buildings are emerging from the city and the city of climate tosk which is another target of the crackdown also saw renewed artillery fire a local school was pounded by shells this is all that remains of that residents in the besieged cities subjected to daily attacks say they feel abandoned by kiev. yet amazing when there's nobody at the whole body just the boys but he has not brought us more that and usually that is easier but it isn't just about this just goes that's another you know symbol what is it you want to add about it must be a good look at that what did that look there's a lot of different opinions what is the venue it's what is the first thing you get but one do you still want to be at that you want to watch you know our guests many women have fled the combat in eastern ukraine taking their children to safety but some others have decided to stay and take up arms themselves as artie's marie if and reports. catarina is twenty one years old
she's a trained medic with a passion for nature and painting. and she can assemble a kalashnikov in seconds she says she's a good shot to you have you ever had to kill anyone that yes i have it wasn't self-defense it was them who approached not us catarina belongs to eastern ukraine's self-defense forces she started on the frontline as unknowns but soon to go up on arms. but the problem is that she sees the people she's fighting against as mere pawns in a big game over some of those who are responsible they send young boys to kill us and die for them they hide behind that most of them are young casque result they have no choice and they come to kill us. as a self-defense checkpoint outside lugansk catarina meets. she's in charge here and then one is a few days ago i went to a hairdresser and i saw a woman there
a client she was looking at me with her eyes wide open it turned out i had forgotten to take my place off it happens. she sees no contradiction in her current status. this is what happens during wartime they don't even ask they just come to your land i was just an ordinary woman i even cook quite well. catarina and a lesser a far from the only two in these women from ukraine's east and south have a strongly warded message for female fighters on the other side educated that it is a little special hello to that thirty ninth my down women's battalion girls you either stop doing this or you'll see still exist if you continue to seek information about our men your men will die. the paramilitary battalion the addressing finds for the new government and for national unity and it's still growing on the my down the today the my down has reached far beyond cave sense and
he has embraced the whole country and we must protect its borders one from the thirty ninth the company have set off for dinner and guns and they need your help not. the out of this battalion is also an assistance to ukraine as you defense minister look at it but do not fear reprisals we're working for the common good of each of us needs to preserve their own dignity as i realized i would be seen as an antiseptic despite a rather than a woman that all business means they would kill me if the opportunity presented as that is what it's going to happen to my firearm close. we are also waging a battle for hearts amongst this ukrainian band considers itself patriotic but sampson's lyrics as ultra nationalist.
but the real conflict is being felt here and was growing numbers joining both sides every day some fear it's passing the point of no return. in eastern ukraine. and to help you keep track of what is happening in eastern ukraine you can follow maria's twitter feed she is in the city of the ganske right now one of the main hubs of anti-government resistance. the ongoing fighting and dying humanitarian situation the driving factor is an issue crane from their homes for guns has become another city in the region left without water and electricity the u.n. says around one hundred ten thousand refugees have fled to russia but the u.s. state department has another version of the situation. in this situation u.n. h.d.r.'s estimate of the number of people moving across the ukrainian border comes directly from russian government source is who suffice to say have not always been
entirely accurate here and just a couple of points on this because i know there's been some questions u.n.h.c.r. statement did not say that one hundred ten thousand refugees fled ukraine into russia what it said is that number of people had crossed the border at some point that could be to go visit their grandmother and come back. the russian regions bordering ukraine have declared a state of emergency as they deal with an influx of refugees from ukraine fishel say they have to accommodate thousands every day the russian migration service puts the total number of people who fled the violence in ukraine four hundred and. clashes have erupted in jerusalem with crowds demanding justice over the killing of a seventeen year old palestinian teenager suspected to have been kidnapped and killed in revenge for the deaths of three jewish boys the youngsters were abducted more than two weeks ago and found dead early this week in the west bank with israel blaming the palestinian group hamas for the killings the deaths have caused wide
outcry in the international media so in that sense that there will be some retaliation for these threats is becoming increasingly apparent as promised to make our must pay for the murder of three teenagers found dead on monday so there is a huge amount of grief discovering the grim discovery of the three bodies of those israeli teenagers late yesterday israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said the three teenagers were murdered in cold blood by what he described as animals. so a lot of coverage and in his letter of condolence president obama here has described his feelings about the killing of the jewish boys as an indescribable pain in the meantime he's silent about the pain hundreds of palestinian families are experiencing over their children's deaths which go largely unnoticed by the media well those deaths are just a fraction of those who've lost their lives as these figures over here will show
you more than fifteen hundred palestinian children have been killed in up to six thousand injured by israeli forces since two thousand and that means one palestinian child has been killed every three days activists mustafa go after he says the international media has repeatedly hushed israel's deadly record. to me has been killing palestinians for. we are talking about thousands and thousands of palestinians would go by the. tens of thousand people who were given forty seven years old when you thought you could even want to go peaceful nonviolent this is the very bottom you just call me by so if you can hide with the few guns young people which by the way we live in that incident and the israeli army and if used to conduct. the investigation into the matter so to come in a program an echo of american exceptionalism the leader of militant group isis is
young muslims from around the world to come to the newly declared islamic caliphate we'll look at why the conflict in the country might be the result of washington's policies plus a u.s. cyber security firm signs of hundreds of western energy companies under sabotage threat we take a look at whether industrial espionage is opening up a new front line these stories in a couple of. interviews .
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critics is fascist will go to parliament on thursday inmates have held a two week long hunger strike trying to draw the public's attention to their plight here's an extract from their emotional statement they say they are fighting to remain human instead of forgotten shadows earlier i discussed the situation in greek prisons with artie's marine a core set of a who's just returned from athens. it all started on the eighteenth of june and then every day after that more and more prisoners across the country joined in the hunger strike in total there were around four and a half hours of prisoners across the country who were starving themselves and take it any longer which is why they stopped and i said that i will continue fighting for what they believe in and otherwise what are they fighting for they are against this bill which envisions a tightening of restructure of the country's penal code and also the creation of type c. cs across the country they claim that this will be like montana mowbray so in general they're saying that the condition in prison is already wrong plus they
don't want to see the creation of a new one which potentially could be worse so what's been the government's response to presumably believes that these things should go ahead yes and also we know that the country's main opposition party cities that tried to reason with and peace consider in this bill and they asked them to hold off on that so on so they can get a chance to visit some of these prison facilities but that request was denied we actually managed to speak to one of the prisoners his face is covered in the voice was altered because i wanted to he asked us to protect his identity so let's listen to what he had to say about what life was like in these prisons you know to the green. prison inside a prison without any rights without any future prisoners who have completed one of their sentences should be allowed to visit their family we're conditioned my see. there are no doctors here. they just give us ask their prisoners here we have no money so nobody gives them anything we find cockroaches in the prison food is
disgusting it's better to eat nothing then. five prisoners live in a similar design now the same problem as the persons don't have money and i was there and then even though the government is saying the situation is improving in the country when you talk to people they believe that nothing is changing they don't see their lives improving at all there are marches and protests in athens every single day on various. the jihadist militant group isis is now seize control of the key border town in syria of laughter pouring in reinforcements from iraq at the same time this video has emerged online apparently showing radicals parading tanks and military hardware in the eastern syrian province of rock may come shortly after the white house approved a half a billion dollar windfall for rebels in syria well the plan was met with a storm of condemnation saying the aid to the rebels would mean fading america's enemy investigative journalist matt carr says it's unlikely iraq can remain
a single country as a result of the chaos. isis is not just relation of syria isis has its origins in iraq itself in the jihad its resistance to the u.s. occupation when they withdrew troops in iraq after the so-called surge there was a view. of those groups have been defeated or at least neutralized but probably never really happened and isis has been out in iraq not just because of what in syria but also by incompetence or terrorism and corruption at the amole government in iraq so all these different forces are close to each race you know which is very probable that some iraq could fragment into three. because i can't see the moment of the time being any kind of six area movement that could overcome the division but really get up to shreds. on the leader of the jihadist militant group isis is the muslims worldwide to travel to iraq and syria and join their battle for the
recently declared islamic caliphate and in already a messy to lead the fight for their breakaway state parties when important i takes a look at washington's long involvement in the region all over the arab world america has left behind its military footprint but i believe america is exceptional . in part because we have shown a willingness through the sacrifice of blood and treasure to stand up not only for our own narrow self-interest but for the interests of all america's exceptional armed forces have invaded afghanistan and iraq dropped bombs on libya pakistan and yemen and reportedly trained rebels fighting to overthrow the government in syria. directly leading to the insurgency in iraq who are extremists have now declared their own caliphate not enough to just say that we are exceptional one way or the other the reason we can point to american exceptionalism is because we've done
exceptional things and we do exceptional for. we have to live up to that standard but time and time again washington's eagerness to involve itself in foreign conflicts has fueled secretary in divisions creating an exceptionally dangerous circumstance the us unfortunately. has destroyed and made a mockery of the main you know what they have done in libya what they have done through here and continue to do it was done in iraq. it is all fun thing that. doesn't jive with claiming any kind of exceptionalism and yet in each case washington has washed its hands of any responsibility the united states of america is not responsible for what happened in libya nor is it responsible for what is happening in iraq today in the absence of u.s. military action iraq is warning that it could ask iran to carry out airstrikes
against the hardest group isis that could throw a wrench into the works of american foreign policy potentially having to rely on an adversary to defeat a threat that washington itself is blamed for indirectly creating. marina port knocking out our team. and a bit later on today cross talk panel to discuss the impact of american neoconservative politics on the world and in particular the middle east here's a quick preview. the neoconservatives have also been very successful in controlling the narratives of washington they succeed so for instance you have the catastrophe in iraq in the last decade but then the neoconservative narrative is that well yes the after great invasion very successful invasion there was a problem with the implementation of the occupation but then came the surge then
came near a victory for instance the catastrophe in syria is now being blamed even though the u.s. side is supporting with working with the saudis and others helped create this problem in syria where these extremist became very powerful as rebel forces some of the isis group and those are a front the the narrative is that if obama had only sent in more military support for the rebels earlier then it would have worked out fine. that's crosstalk a bit late tonight teenage game is in china will probably be turning off selves while why because they have to be push ups in a real life cool sheets and can you can learn about the country's new way to kewl internet addiction at our website and also that chilling moment a petrol station in the u.s. state of wisconsin takes a direct hit from the tornado that is dramatic footage and you can watch it online
and call. your friends post a photo from a vacation you can't. call it different. the boss repeats the same old joke of course you like. your ex-girlfriend still plans to rejection poetry keep count nor are. we post only what really matters i don't see your facebook news feed. hundreds of major western energy firms are coming under attack from so-called industrial hackers they infect the computers of oil and gas companies with malware and that could disrupt the power supplies according to u.s. security firm symon tech it's released a report highlighting the danger and compares the new virus the famous one called stocks net which triggered which targeted iran's nuclear facilities back in twenty ten other similar ones include operation shady rat which attack u.s.
government systems a few years ago and it's not the first time energy companies have been under threat either saudi arabia's or giant at amoco here was hacked in twenty twelve and according to symantec it's a growing trend was definitely as more and more information becomes available online or put on computers we are seeing a shift from the physical world to espionage being conducted that through the air talk through computers we are there finitely in an in an in a need where every country or every organization or every person is able to leverage the internet in it all in unique manner so you could mission stieg wanted to conduct a screen are jordan attack another country we can most definitely utilize the internet to do so likewise person and person or organization an organization. some international news in brief now more start with japan where clashes broke out
between anti militarization protesters and police. i. rest was sparked by the cabinet decision to end a post world war two ban on collective self-defense the resolution would expand japan's military role and allow overseas deployment japan's postwar constitution prohibited the use of force in international conflicts. a cargo plane has crashed into a commercial building in the kenyan capital nairobi killing all four crew members the incident happened near the city's busiest airport plane was reportedly flying low after takeoff and hit and electricity pylon a car bomb has exploded in a market in northeast nigeria killing at least fifty six people officials say only twenty one could be identified as the rest were too severely burned according to witnesses the explosives were hidden under a load of charcoal in
a large vehicle authorities are blaming boko haram extremists for the attack. i was found on going protests in solidarity with refugees outside a form of bird in school have turned violent police have secured the area surrounding the building the school has been barricaded for a week now as for refugees fight for their right to stay in the country. brussels is warning hungry may need additional budget cuts to lower government debt and avert the risk of re entering the european union's finance monitoring process it comes after budapest hardly managed to keep its deficit within the limits artie's alexy our share of ski reports on the country's thorny path to keep reflect . had little hesitation when choosing a new car for a major german brand only the car was manufactured in his home country if you want
to buy it maybe you have to pay for. registration because of the tax so if you buy hanging from germany. a little bit cheaper. it makes no difference i mean in terms of the quality right you know. so if it's the same why pay more this logic may have driven several european car manufacturers to set up factories in hungary with an obviously cheaper labor force than in germany but the one that is just as skilled back in the days when hungary was part of the socialist block used to be one of the biggest car manufacturers in eastern europe when the country entered the european union most of its factories went bankrupt as their greatest was not needed. a decade on europeans have decided to experience and are now producing their cars here. largely because of that and we're talking several hundred thousand units produced annually hungary is now
experiencing the biggest industrial growth in a decade but would that mean the two thousand and four e.u. accession promise of a better living has been capped a recent poll study suggested that seventy two percent of whom variance felt that economically they were doing better on their communism. seventy two and thank god i have a good job because without it i wouldn't have survived with my pension unlike twenty five years ago when pensioners didn't have to work. having the area as a living standards are now worse than ten years ago the household's consumption is below ten units a girl level the investment is below ten years ago level last hungry is a comic officials are happy to see improvement and say this is largely due to them finding their own ways to run the country no mr out but that may be among the reasons why hunger is prime minister orban does not get along with brussels fighting a strong leadership that has enabled hungry to get out of this mess is something those politicians envy. we want all the degrees of freedom that we can have
understanding that being a member of a club like the european union has implications for for the for the policies that we can pursue but you're not in favor of. having to coordinate more policies than necessary. hungary's recovering economy is now facing a big test e.u. funding is predicted to slow even more in the next three years that's when it will be clear whether it has indeed found its own way but officials are already making no secret all that budapest is now looking eastwards to boost trade with russia and china. reporting from budapest in hungary. up next aaron i takes a look at general motors and its beaming sales but if you're watching us in the u.k. it's going underground with action attempts and. about
seven years old it's one of the largest ten cities on the east coast of america and it's got about one hundred people here just because of economics the cost of housing in this area especially is very high i believe as an american we have a rights. to possess public land until something is created that's my house you see back there live in it set them to well at least then spend the. rest but. if we hadn't done that we wouldn't have been home i want you to understand we don't just help you know people identity we don't know anybody that needs help so tell your friend to just give us more take care of him or i was the guy never going to city and today we had one thousand who got a place to live once on monday i'll be out here with my dog.
or it's probably the most complex and difficult if. not. the phenomenon of friendly fire probably extends back to the invention of gunpowder. kill a bunch of people who don't know. there are any us people. reading so much. this summer shoots my brother in the leg not intentional because it is because it was night time or in the morning even the best even the best shoulders. are going to make mistakes this is this whole idea of brotherhood in order. and camaraderie in this sense it was in this context that has
absolutely no place. over there i marinate it this is the bus and these are some of the stories that we're tracking for you today. first up you can hold a good city down for apparently a mediocre car manufacturer general motors a surprisingly robust sales in june despite record breaking recalls we look into how and why in today's headline story and professor derren us in mobile was on the show as well there it is an expert in understanding how political and economic institutions can lead to economic success and we're getting his take on former treasury secretary the secretary timothy geithner's point of view you got it and in today's big deal edward harrison i.